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atrioventricular valve cusp

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Dr. Rishi Vohora
19 years experience Cardiology
Because: because that's the way we evolved. Or, if you'd prefer, that's what God intended. Either way it comes down to tautology: it is what it is, man.

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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
44 years experience Cardiology
Excellent question: And there's no answer for it except to say (as unsatisfying as it may sound), "that's how god made us.".
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
56 years experience General Surgery
Correct to a degree: They are like a parachute and open widely to a maximum length, but not quite to the adjoining wall, of aorta, so there is flow behind to the coronary ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch answered
22 years experience Cardiology
Aortic valve : Prolapse is much less common than mitral valve prolapse...Cause would be congenital malformation ; regurgitation would be expected.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
51 years experience Cardiology
Echo: Virtually all abnormal intracardiac flows are imaged by doppler echo.
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Dr. Dean Giannone
25 years experience Internal Medicine
Unlikely. : Valve issues tend to worsen predictably over time, not improve.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mario Matos-Cruz
39 years experience Thoracic Surgery
4: 4 cardiac valves. 2 atrioventricular and 2 ventriculoarterial. 2 on the right heart 2 on the left heart. Each ventricle has an atrioventricular and a ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Tibayan
23 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Broadly speaking,: mechanical valves last longer but require oral anticoagulation with warfarin. tissue valves do not last as long, but do not require oral anticoagulati ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alon Gitig
20 years experience Cardiology
May be normal: The aortic valve is comprised of three leaflets, or cusps, that swing open and closed. Approximately 1% of the population is born with only 2 cups. Th ... Read More
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Dr. Milton Mintz
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It should not: Be bad for patient with mitral valve prolapse.

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